Against All the Odds, Syria ’s National Soccer Team Is Close to Qualifying for the World Cup
As its cities lay in ruins and millions of its citizens continue to suffer the horrors of a vicious civil war, Syria has its eyes on a bright and unexpected goal this week: a long-sought World Cup spot. An underdog Syrian squad, ranked 75th in the world, has claimed credible draws with regional heavyweights like South Korea and Iran and beaten the likes of China, Qatar, and Uzbekistan to clinch a runners-up place and a chance to qualify for the first time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. They just have a few games standing in their way. “The important thing is that the team is determined to try and qualify for the World Cup,” Syria striker Omar Khribin told The Associated Press. ”We have played against some very strong teams so far … We competed well against them and proved that we are also a strong team.” The Syrians, known as the “Qasioun Eagles” after a mountain overlooking Damascus, climbed from the bottom of their group despite playing their home matches in Oman and Malaysia. They now face an Australian squad Thursday for the first of a two-leg competition. The winner will advance to face the fourth-place finisher in the CONCACAF qualifiers, which would be Panama, Honduras, or even the United States. But the Syrians have beaten all the odds just to get this far. Syria is suffering a protracted conflict that has claimed more than 470,000 lives and displaced millions, according to the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human...
Publication date: July 2019Source: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Volume 183Author(s): Caroline Surrey, Anett Kretschmer-Trendowicz, Mareike Altgassen, Rico FischerAbstractThe ability to use contextual cues to adjust cognitive control according to situational demands is a hallmark of flexible and adaptive behavior. We investigated the development of three different types of contextual control recruitment in children (9- and 12-year-olds) and young adults. First, we implemented a list-wide proportion congruence manipulation in which conflict trials were frequently/infrequently presented within a list of trials. S...
ConclusionsFindings suggest that self-harm behavior and psychiatric disorders are associated with increased ED utilization for subsequent chronic disease-related ED utilization. Chronic disease among adolescent psychiatric patients should be attended to, potentially involving new models of clinical follow-up care.
Publication date: May 2019Source: International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 67Author(s): Simone Datzberger, Marielle L.J. Le MatAbstractBy drawing on the case study of Uganda, we challenge common assumptions about education, gender, regional differences and political agency. Comparing findings from four different regions, we scrutinize whether and how educational institutions empower Ugandan youth to participate in society as active, informed, critical and responsible citizens. Theoretically, we focus on four different aspects of individual political agency that education can foster, namely: understanding of...
Human Development 2019;62:5 –13
Publication date: Available online 21 March 2019Source: Meat ScienceAuthor(s): Paula M. Conroy, Maurice G. O'Sullivan, Ruth M. Hamill, Joseph P. KerryAbstractThe study objectives were to determine assessors' (n = 256) preference for corned beef, produced with sequential reductions in NaCl concentrations and to determine if preference was affected by assessor age. The use of a salt replacer such as potassium lactate was also assessed. The youngest age cohort disliked samples containing the highest level of NaCl, whereas the oldest age cohort did not detect differences between samples. The most negatively perceived sampl...
Publication date: February 2019Source: Food Policy, Volume 83Author(s): Marc F. Bellemare, Mario Mazzocchi
Publication date: February 2019Source: Food Policy, Volume 83Author(s):
Conclusion: Immunization with the quadrivalent vaccine (HPV6, HPV11, HPV16, and HPV18) could potentially prevent genital warts caused by HPV infection.Intervirology
Conclusion: Acute TBI may suppress E2 and increase CORT in young women. OCs appeared to independently affect CORT and FSH responses. Future work is needed with a larger sample to characterize TBI effects on women's endogenous hormone response to injury and OC use's effects on post-TBI stress response and gonadal function, as well as secondary injury. PMID: 30891100 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Behar A, Faiz E PMID: 30889970 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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